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IQ: Purpose and Dimensions

Illari, P; (2014) IQ: Purpose and Dimensions. In: Floridi, L and Illari, P, (eds.) The Philosophy of Information Quality. (pp. 281-301). Springer: Cham, Switzerland. Green open access

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In this article I examine the problem of categorising dimensions of information quality (IQ), against the background of a serious engagement with the hypothesis that IQ is purpose-dependent. First, I examine some attempts to offer categories for IQ, and a specific problem that impedes convergence in such categorisations is diagnosed. Based on this new understanding, I suggest a new way of categorising both IQ dimensions and the metrics used in implementation of IQ improvement programmes according to what they are properties of. I conclude the paper by outlining an initial categorisation of some IQ dimensions and metrics in standard use to illustrate the value of the approach.

Type: Book chapter
Title: IQ: Purpose and Dimensions
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-07120-6
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-07121-3_14
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07121-3_14
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Conceptual Understanding, Information Quality, Integrity Constraint, Address Data, Proxy Indicator
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10070765
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